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Things You Need to Plan in Advance for a Trip to Australia

April 19, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Taking a trip to Australia is something that you have to plan carefully for. If you turn up underprepared, you will make life much more difficult for yourself. Here are some of the main things that you will need to plan in advance.

Money Issues

First of all, you need to make sure that you have the right currency. It’s so much easier if you do this before you board the plane rather than when you get to Australia. The currency in Australia is Australian Dollars. You can easily get your money exchanged before you go. And you might also want to take advantage of traveller’s cheques if you want to add some security. There is a 10% goods and services tax on items that you buy in Australia. If you spend more than $300 in one store, then you might be able to claim that back after you leave. As long as you do this within 30 days, this should be pretty easy.

Which Destination is Best for You

The destination you choose will decide how your trip goes. There is so much variation in a place like Australia. If you want to relax and spend your whole time on the beach, then there are plenty of great destinations that allow you to do that. But that is just one side of Australia. Some people prefer to experience the outback and see natural sights such as Ayers Rock. On top of all that, there are loads of great cities that you can spend your time in. Sydney is obviously the biggest city in the country, but that’s not the only one that is worth visiting. Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth are also interesting and unique.


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How You’ll Get Around

If you are going to be travelling around in Australia rather than staying in one place, you’ll have a challenge. The different regions of Australia are pretty spread out and the country is huge. This means that it is essential to decide how you are going to get around before you get there. It might be best for you if you take internal flights to different cities and regions. It will save you time. But some people love the idea of doing an Australian road trip. If you do this, be prepared to spend a lot of time on the road. A car hire company will be able to help you find a suitable car for your trip.

What Time of Year to Go

The Australian summer happens between December and February because it’s in the southern hemisphere. So, this is when most people choose to go to the country. This is definitely the best time of the year to visit cities in the South of the country, such as Sydney, Brisbane and Sydney. Things are cheaper and quieter if you head there in the months before this though. Many people find that the weather is still great and the whole experience is more pleasant in November or October. Or if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t deal with humidity very well, you should consider going in June or July when it is more bearable.

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